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Ouvertüre 04:16


Intakt CD 209

The story of Narcissus and Echo, as told by Ovid, demands music of uncharacteristic directness. It is about the call which waits for resonance, for instance, but also about the life-giving principle of mutation, of constant, startling change. And of course it is about eroticism in all its forms.

A genuinely theatrical music is being played out here: the stylistic uniformity is of less interest than the colouration. Or, to put it better; the music gains its unique character through diversity and contradiction. And the text, stringently orientated toward music, acquires a theatrical presence. Manuel Perovic's precisely coloured orchestration and the exquisite performances of all involved created a seductive, erotic atmosphere and contribute to the game of stimulating, astonishing dramatically tension – here too a surprising range of stops are pulled out.



released May 13, 2012

Tim Krohn: Narrator, Text
Jeannine Hirzel: Soprano
Sonoe Kato: Mezzosoprano
Mia Lindblom: Violin
Frantz Loriot: Viola
Seth Woods: Cello
Jürg Wickihalder: Composition, Saxophones
Florian Egli: Altosaxophone, Flute
Michael Jaeger: Tenorsaxophone, Clarinet
Damian Zangger: Trumpet
Bernhard Bamert: Trombone
Manuel Perovic: Arrangement
Chris Wiesendanger: Piano
Daniel Studer: Doublebass

Music by Jürg Wickihalder. Text by Tim Krohn. Arranged and orchestrated by Manuel Perovic. Recorded September 2011 by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen at Hard Studios Winterthur. Sound engineer: Martin Pearson. Mixed and mastered by Martin Pearson. Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Photo: Sheldon Suter. Liner notes: Tim Krohn, Daniel Fueter. Produced and published by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt


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